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Helter Skelter Audiobook

Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders

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Publisher's Summary

Prosecuting attorney in the Manson trial Vincent Bugliosi held a unique insider's position in one of the most baffling and horrifying cases of the 20th century: the cold-blooded Tate-LaBianca murders carried out by Charles Manson and four of his followers. What motivated Manson in his seemingly mindless selection of victims, and what was his hold over the young women who obeyed his orders? Now available for the first time in unabridged audio, the gripping story of this famous and haunting crime is brought to life by acclaimed narrator Scott Brick.

©1974 Curt Gentry and Vincent Bugliosi, Afterword 1994 by Vincent Bugliosi (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“One of the best crime stories ever written.” (Chicago Sun-Times)

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    Tia Weedon Frederick, MD 04-08-15
    Tia Weedon Frederick, MD 04-08-15 Listener Since 2010
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    "It was alright..."

    I mean the story is already pretty crazy so this doesn't need much to be relatively interesting. The author gives information from a different perspective. What I found most consuming were his off the record convos with Manson. Hearing his words you could see what a manipulator he was and it was scary. But sometimes it lost me...my attention just waned and I don't know whether it was the narrator or if there was just too much detail. I think if you have interest in this murder or murder mystery type stuff you'll enjoy it overall but I wouldn't say it's amazing... I will listen to it again though

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    Jess 04-07-15
    Jess 04-07-15
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    "Well written. Performed equally as well!!"

    I couldn't put it down!!!

    I loved that it was "wrapped up" with a "pretty bow" at the end. I like knowing "where they are now".

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    Laurie San Diego 03-30-15
    Laurie San Diego 03-30-15
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    "LOVE."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I've already recommended this to a friend who read the book and can't wait to listen to it after I told him how great the audiobook is.


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    Xtina 03-16-15
    Xtina 03-16-15 Member Since 2016
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    "The BEST TRUE CRIME BOOK I have read thus far"
    Would you listen to Helter Skelter again? Why?

    Yes, it's THAT interesting and well written.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Helter Skelter?

    The anticipation in the beginning, the author's enormous detail on the events, Manson's life, the family and the trial. Everything you would want to know about the events that took place, is so well researched and written in this book.


    What does Scott Brick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His voice and narrative is perfect for this book and this genre.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me do both. Something not many books can do.


    Any additional comments?

    HIGHLY RECOMMEND. I don't think I can express how much I enjoyed this book. Top 3 so far.

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    misterhayes 03-10-15
    misterhayes 03-10-15
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    "Too long and detailed."

    The good: Everything you wanted to know about the Manson killings. The narration is good.


    The bad: Too long, tediously detailed, and dry. The Audio quality is not the best.

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    alberto penunuri 03-10-15
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    "Distraught and well told"

    I read the book for a book report snd i am glad i picked this one. It is well told and represents what happened before, during, and after the trail

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    Liz Inverary, ON, Canada 02-27-15
    Liz Inverary, ON, Canada 02-27-15 Member Since 2011
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    "a very sad and scary book"

    very interesting and well presented. terrifying we could live with such happenings in our world

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    Mike 02-21-15
    Mike 02-21-15 Member Since 2014
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    "No sense makes sense."

    This book is so well put together. The amount of detail is astonishing. The narrator fits. Don't fall asleep to it.

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    Mr. Soul 02-19-15
    Mr. Soul 02-19-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Captivating"

    A lot of this story is familiar but the complexity and the width of it was a surprise. Great performance.

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    Daniel 02-16-15
    Daniel 02-16-15
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    "Detailed look into Manson trial"

    Always wondered what it was all about. This book delivers a methodical and complete walkthrough of the Manson Family and the Manson trial. The author, Bugliosi, comes off as incredibly thorough and diligent. Manson comes off as a crazy person. Well work the read.

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